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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#4156 of 5646 Re: Toyota reliability declines according to CR [teamtbo]
Oct 25, 2007 (3:49 am)
Thanks for the valuable info - I am about to buy a new car and the Camry V6 was first on my list. If it makes you feel any better, I purchased a new 1999 Acura CL 3.0. I'm on my fourth transmission at 67K miles. An upscale Honda is no better than Toyota. Acura has done nothing at all to resolve the issue. CR hasn't dropped Acura in ratings, though...I hope they do! Good luck with your Camry.
#4157 of 5646 Re: Buy or not to Buy [210delray]
Oct 25, 2007 (4:00 pm)
Keeping 05 SE Decided last night. I hear there might be an issue with oil sludge. Similar to Passat? Have had no issues with my car so far. Dealer tells me there was a problem with sludge in 05. Maybe he just wants me to buy his new Camry??
#4158 of 5646 Re: Buy or not to Buy [philwiduch]
Oct 25, 2007 (4:30 pm)
He is full of it. The sludge issue only occurred if you did not change your oil often enough in the generation 4 Camry, not the gen. 5 (which the generation of your 05).
See message #5380 in Toyota Engine sludge and #4829 in Toyota Camry: Problems & Solutions - READ ONLY". The generation 4 engines were not as tolerant of neglect as most engines.
I would not do business with this salesperson, and I would keep your '05. It is almost always best financially to keep your old car, and it is still pretty new. I only get new ones after they are over 10 years old, and my old Toyotas never let me down!
#4159 of 5646 Keep The Old One
Oct 25, 2007 (4:43 pm)
Best to keep what you have and are happy with. With your low mileage, it's definitely a keeper. Newer isn't always better and you'll be giving the new owner of your '05 model one sweet automobile. And the dealership will make a handsome profit to boot.
Keep it and wait a couple of years to see what's going on with the petrol situation. Who knows, there may be some viable alternatives to oil that could be in the newer models. With petrol prices slapping the $100.00 mark, it's not that far fetched.
Just my $.02 here but I'd keep what you got if it's running trouble free. Save the $ for a 2010 model.
#4160 of 5646 Re: Buy or not to Buy [philwiduch]
Oct 25, 2007 (5:10 pm)
That's nonsense. Sludge ended with the 2002 models; these salesmen will say anything to get you into a new car!
#4161 of 5646 Re: Kentucky Build 3/07 V6 Camry LE [gainesmb]
Oct 26, 2007 (11:57 am)
I install painted body side moldings at dealerships. I can send you what you need. It has user friendly instructions, and has a 5 yr warranty
#4162 of 5646 Re: Kentucky Build 3/07 V6 Camry LE [swong6]
Oct 26, 2007 (12:00 pm)
3m and sharpline make a clear film to protect vehickles. Try Car Pretty in Richmond, VA
#4163 of 5646 Re: My Experience FWIW [benvoulin]
Oct 26, 2007 (12:04 pm)
I install painted moldings at dealerships. If you still need these, they have a 5 yr warranty and have user friendly installation guide
#4164 of 5646 Touch up paint for Camry
Oct 27, 2007 (8:33 pm)
Where's the good place to order Toyota genuine touch up paint via online?
#4165 of 5646 Re: Class action suit against Totota Motor Corporation [mcdawgg]
Oct 28, 2007 (7:04 pm)
What is the TSB?
I bought a 2007 Camry 2 month ago (5200 miles now), I noticed the hesitation, rough idling and vibration over 80 mph.
Dealer says everything is normal. I don't believe them. What shall I do? I am thinking of dumping the car at their door steps. I don't enjoy driving that car anymore and I have 5 years to go. Help?